Canada’s “Captain Consistent, ”Navneet Dhaliwal led his team from the from in the recently concluded International Cricket Council, Cricket World Cup Challenge Group A Qualification Tournament in Malaysia. Dhaliwal was by far the Canadian’s most impressive batsman, ending the Tournament with an impressive 125.00 average from the three innings he batted. He was also Canada’s highest run scorer with 250 runs.

Dhaliwal’s 250 run aggregate was actually the second highest of the entire Tournament. Singapore’s Timothy David’s 369, which was made from five innings batted in comparison to Dhaliwal’s three, was the Tournament’s highest aggregate.

Srimantha Wijeyeratne of Canada makes a run

Srimantha Wijeyeratne 242 (4), Nitish Kumar 229 (5) and Ravinderpal Singh 214 (50 were the other Canadian batters with 200+ Tournament aggregates. Opener Rodrigo Thomas 132 (5) also had a much improved Tournament after his disappointing results from Canada’s preceding participation in the Bermuda hosted America’s T20 ICC World Cup Qualifiers.

 

Canada batting averages
Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
NS Dhaliwal 3 3 1 250 140 125.00 240 104.16 1 1 0 24 16
Saad Bin Zafar 5 3 2 65 34* 65.00 58 112.06 0 0 1 8 3
SA Wijeyeratne 4 4 0 242 112 60.50 233 103.86 1 1 0 31 1
Ravinderpal Singh 5 5 1 214 94 53.50 131 163.35 0 1 0 16 15
NR Kumar 5 5 0 229 129 45.80 195 117.43 1 1 0 19 9
Abraash Khan 2 2 0 75 42 37.50 100 75.00 0 0 0 10 1
RA Thomas 5 5 0 132 62 26.40 145 91.03 0 2 1 12 7
H Thaker 5 4 1 64 27 21.33 97 65.97 0 0 1 6 0
Hamza Tariq 5 4 1 51 22 17.00 41 124.39 0 0 0 4 2
N Dutta 5 3 0 42 33 14.00 55 76.36 0 0 0 4 1
C Pervez 4 2 1 8 8 8.00 4 200.00 0 0 0 0 1
D Heyliger 3 1 0 0 0 0.00 2 0.00 0 0 1 0 0
GDR Eranga 4 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 0

In the bowling department, Saad Bin Zafar emerged as Canada’s best bowler topping the averages with 8 wickets with the lowest Economy Rate of 3.50. Nitish Kumar was however Canada’s most successful wicket-taker. His 10 wickets were captured at an Economy Rate of 5.41 runs per over.

 

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Canada Bowling Averages

Player Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5 Ct St
Saad Bin Zafar 5 5 44.0 6 154 8 3/28 19.25 3.50 33.0 0 0 3 0
C Pervez 4 4 29.3 5 116 4 2/23 29.00 3.93 44.2 0 0 1 0
N Dutta 5 5 46.0 1 190 8 3/29 23.75 4.13 34.5 0 0 1 0
GDR Eranga 4 4 28.3 4 120 7 2/19 17.14 4.21 24.4 0 0 0 0
NR Kumar 5 5 34.0 2 184 10 5/72 18.40 5.41 20.4 0 1 6 0
D Heyliger 3 3 24.0 0 144 5 2/43 28.80 6.00 28.8 0 0 1 0
NS Dhaliwal 3 2 9.0 0 57 0 - - 6.33 - 0 0 2 0
Abraash Khan 2 1 9.1 0 62 5 5/62 12.40 6.76 11.0 0 1 1 0
Hamza Tariq 5 - - - - - - - - - - - 6 1
Ravinderpal Singh 5 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
H Thaker 5 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 0
RA Thomas 5 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
SA Wijeyeratne 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 2